Life-saving health care for 3,158

Oct 2020

Living Goods

Charity Partner
Living Goods recruits, equips and manages networks of entrepreneurial men and women as Community Health Workers. Armed with a smart phone they go door-to-door providing health education, diagnosis, medicine and products. This model is saving and improving the lives of mothers and children and offers the health workers a respectable income. Our October 1% will be used to recruit 4 Community Health Workers in areas where the need is the greatest. In a year they will reach 3,158 people within their community with life-saving care including supporting 83 pregnancies and nearly 500 assessments for children under five years old.

Living Goods saves lives at scale by supporting digitally empowered community health workers (CHWs) who deliver care on call – making it easy for families in need to get the care they need. Living Goods-support CHWs focus on where they can make the biggest impact at the lowest cost: treating preventable diseases in children (such as malaria, pneumonia or diarrhea), supporting pregnant women, offering family planning services, and providing immunization referrals. By equipping CHWs with the tools and compensation they need, Living Goods is lowering child mortality, ensuring safe birth practices, and providing opportunities to women. As a GiveWell Standout Charity since 2014 and a The Life You Can Save Recommended Charity since 2015, our work is externally validated to be effective and impactful. Living Goods works with local and national governments in sub-Saharan Africa to develop and improve community health programs, working towards sustainability.

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